Monday, 14 April 2008

TWD - Plastic Marshmallows



Whaaaa-whoooo! I'm early! Its not even Tuesday and I'm posting..but who knows what may happen tomorrow if I don't do it now!

Marshmallows were the pick this week from the Tuesdays with Dorie group - This week's choice was from Judy of Judy's Gross Eats. I have to admit I never thought marshmallows could be something you made - I thought they were magically prepared in a Willy Wonka Type Factory and had no idea what went into them (They are mainly meringue!)

What a strange experience this has been - Not very difficult to make (I liked the fact we have had to use our thermometer twice on the run..I have only had it in my cupboard for 2 years so its about time it had an airing!)

I split my mixture into 2 and probably didn't make my marshmallows deep enough as a result - I went with the traditional vanilla for one batch and the other half had a raspberry coulis in it. The raspberry one was much nicer than the vanilla.

The verdict:

Me...Looked really strange but tasted better than I thought they would (the raspberry ones) - I couldn't stomach the vanilla ones - They looked like a big gooey mess and stuck to the pan - even the bits that did come out looked horrendous.

Auntie Janet (Yes, she was a guinea-pig again!) - Not great - taste better than they look but still reminded her of latex.

Husband - An element of suprise when he tasted them but it said it all when he was clearing up and asked me if I wanted to keep my slop!

The Scores:

Making them and Ingredients ...7 out of 10 (I used normal Golden Syrup and cornflour which I considered to be the UK equivalent of Corn Syrup and Corn Starch)

How did they look - 2 out of 10

Would I make them again?...Probably not but thanks Judy (and Dorie) for the opportunity. The recipe if I haven't managed to put you off completely is on Judy's Blog!
Roll on next week, its Carrot Cake!

15 comments:

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

The one thing I really liked about the marshmallows was how well they did with the cookie cutters. Your stars look great. Maybe I should have tried raspberry ...

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Peabody said...

Bummer that they seperated.

Mary Ann said...

looks good and I am betting that the flavor was delicious!

Mary said...

glad your tasters enjoyed them some...there are other recipes that work really well that don't have meringue....definitely worth a try. great job!

April said...

The raspberry stars look so cute!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I really like the stars!

Heather said...

love the stars! Very cute!

maplesugardesserts said...

Oh my...I love the stars! Was it just me or did one tablespoon of vanilla extract seem to be too much?

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Love the star shapes, very creative. It's too bad they didn't turn out for you, but good on you for giving them a go!

CB said...

Wow. GMTA! I used cookie cutters *and* thought there was a marshmallow fairy too! LOL. I wasn't too impressed with mine but at least they looked cute ;)
Clara @ I♥food4thought

steph- whisk/spoon said...

raspberry marshmallows sound quite delicious! i probably won't make my own at home again either, but it was a fun thing to try. you are an amazing cake decorator, btw!!

Natalie said...

I love the stars! Sorry you didn't like them though :)

Shari said...

Love the stars!

barefootkitchenwitch said...

I like the photo of your star-shaped marshmallows and the raspberries - very pretty!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Clever idea cutting them into shapes, but sorry to hear you didn't like them. Mine were a nightmare, but I want to try it again because I think it was my doing.